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Protecting Your Restaurant Equipment from the Summer Heat

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With summer underway, the temperatures are hot! Unfortunately, the high heat can have an affect on your restaurant equipment, especially your refrigeration units and air conditioning. If not properly maintained, your equipment can easily malfunction or breakdown. Keep reading to learn what you can do to protect your restaurant equipment during the hot summer months and how Fast Fix LLC can assist with all your commercial food service equipment maintenance in Missouri and Western Illinois.

Commercial Refrigeration Units 
Refrigeration equipment is the most vulnerable to hot weather. The higher the air temperature around the refrigeration unit, the harder the unit has to work to keep it's inside temperature cool. This can cause parts of the refrigeration unit to wear out faster than they typically would, leading to premature repairs and a shorter lifespan for the equipment. The most important thing for you to do is make sure that your refrigeration units are located somewhere cool, i…

Energy Efficient Commercial Oven Usage

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When it comes to running a business, cutting costs without losing quality is an important task. One great way to cut costs in your restaurant is to make sure you're using energy efficiently. One of the most commonly used pieces of equipment in a commercial kitchen is the oven. You can cook just about anything in an oven, from bread and casseroles to meat and vegetables. Today's blog from Fast Fix LLC offers a few tips on how to operate your commercial ovens in order to maximize energy efficiency.


Energy Efficiency Tips for Commercial Ovens
Saving energy while operating large pieces of restaurant equipment, such as ovens, is easier than you think. Ask yourself how you're currently using the ovens in your restaurant and use these tips to make any necessary adjustments. You're sure to see an improvement in energy efficiency and could likely see a decrease in your energy bills.
Don't preheat your ovens too early. Avoid unnecessary warming and idle times by turning your …

Commercial Kitchen Fire Prevention Checklist

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Commercial kitchen fires are a common occurrence and can have potentially devastating effects on a business. In 2015, almost 30% of non-residential building fires in the U.S. were caused by cooking. There's a very high fire risk associated with commercial cooking environments. This is due to the fast paced, highly pressured environment, combined with large volumes of naked flames, flammable cooking oil and multiple heat sources all around. Today's blog from Fast Fix LLC focuses on some tips to help prevent a kitchen fire in your restaurant or other commercial kitchen:

Fire Prevention Checklist
A fire can start unexpectedly and take hold very quickly. Due to the fact that cooking fires have one of the highest injury rates, it's important to take fire prevention steps. Following these tips and educating all kitchen staff on fire prevention is the best way to avoid a fire in your restaurant kitchen:
Get a fire risk assessment of your premises. Always follow the manufacturer…

4 Tips for Starting a Restaurant on a Low Budget

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The restaurant industry is thriving, and opening a restaurant is a dream many people have. While the industry is challenging, it can also be fun, exciting and rewarding. There's nothing like the freedom of owning your own business. Unfortunately, the startup costs can seem unobtainable in some cases. From the commercial kitchen appliances to the dining room furniture, restaurant startup costs are not cheap. Today's blog from Fast Fix LLC offers a few tips for starting a restaurant on a budget:

1. Create Budget in the Beginning. 
When you decide to open a new restaurant, you might be tempted to just start spending money left and right on the things you think you need. Before buying anything for your restaurant, sit down and draft up a budget. Think about everything you are going to need and how you can keep the costs as low as possible. While some areas of your budget may be non-negotiable, others may have some wiggle room to help reduce your initial expenses. Budgeting is key t…